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Institute of Silviculture (Institut für Waldbau)
Department of Forest- and Soil Sciences
BOKU - University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna
A-1190 Wien, Peter Jordanstr. 82
room: 02/110 (Schwackhöferhaus, 2nd floor)
The work of Dr. Werner Rammers at the institute of silviculture orbits around the modeling and simulation of forest ecosystems. Specifically, his interest aims at general forest ecosystem dynamics and its interaction with climate change and disturbances, and with the human system.
He combines an education at (BOKU) with a solid background in computer science, thus allowing him to link the natural with the digital world. Besides contributing to several EU- and nationally funded research projects (e.g. MOTIVE; ARANGE, FunDivEUROPE, EFORWOOD ), his main work is the development of ecosystem models. Together with Rupert Seidl, Werner created the individual-based forest and landscape and disturbance model iLand, taking individual trees and disturbance dynamics to the landscape scale. Moreover, he was the lead technical developer of the forest ecosystem model PICUS. A further focus is to contribute to developing decision support systems (e.g., AFM-Toolbox). His PhD thesis (abstract) covers the development and application of a coupled rockfall- and forest simulation model.
Werner Rammers current research focuses on natural disturbance regimes and their impacts on ecosystem services under climate change. A particular interest is coupling human and natural systems by developing an agent based model of climate change adaptation in forest management.